Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!


Did you know – that the first Thanksgiving feast was held in the second year the Pilgrims were at Plymouth Rock and it was a three day feast!

Did you know – that the celebration was in the fall of 1621 and Governor William Bradford invited the neighboring Native Americans to join with the colonists to celebrate a good harvest!

Did you know – that historians have suggested that many of the dishes were prepared using traditional Native American spices and cooking methods!

Did you know – that Wampanoag guests arrived with deer and the Governor sent men out on a “fowling” mission!

Did you know – that Thanksgiving did not become an official national holiday until President Lincoln proclaimed the last Thursday of November a national day of thanksgiving in 1863 --- just a mere 200 years later!

Did you know – that as many as 107 million American homes will celebrate Thanksgiving this year!

Did you know – there is a lot of conflicting information out there on the first Thanksgiving!

Did you know – that the SERC Library will be open on the morning of Black Friday sales, however, we will not have any sales, we will be offering quiet space from 8:30 am to 12 NOON!
Happy Thanksgiving from the SERC Library Staff!

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